Daily News: “Whisper Whiskies” for Millennials, Monaco’s Secret Cellar

wine cellar

Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere:

– A historic 19th-century cellar housing 400,000 bottles of wine and spirits, including Cognac from 1881 and rum from 1811, sits beneath Monaco’s Hôtel de Paris.

– Florida’s new St. Augustine Distillery is producing the state’s first bourbon since Prohibition.

Local breweries have taken on the role of neighborhood bar as craft brewers rely increasingly on their taprooms to sell directly to consumers.

– A new wave of “whisper whiskies,” aimed at millennials, are lighter and mellower than their more traditional counterparts.

– Finally, Roads & Kingdoms samples Mojitos along the Hemingway trail in Havana.

[Photo: Flickr/xlibber]